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[Breaking]After Kerala HC, Now Bombay HC To Live Stream Court Hearings From Tomorrow On "Trial Basis" [Read Press Note]

8 April 2020 3:23 PM GMT
[Breaking]After Kerala HC, Now Bombay HC To Live Stream Court Hearings From Tomorrow On Trial Basis [Read Press Note]
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The Bombay has decided to live stream court hearing on a "trial basis". For this, the bench of Justice GS Patel will make the hearing of listed matters on 9th April 2020, publicly accessible.

It may be noted that presently, the High Court of Kerala is the only court in India which has successfully started live-streaming of court hearings through the Zoom App.

The hearing in Justice Patel's  Court may be accessed by anyone and everyone via the Zoom app/plugin, thorough the video link viz.,, without any password.

Pertinently, the virtual court room can accommodate at most 500 participants and thus it is advised that those who are not advocates appearing in the listed matters should yield to the advocates whose matters are listed.

However, the court has cautioned that though virtual, it is nonetheless a court hearing, and therefore appropriate court conduct is required. Accordingly the press release states:

  • There is to be no recording under any circumstances and violation of this direction will invite stringent action;
  • All those attending the hearing must maintain silence and all microphones, except those of the advocates addressing the Court, must be muted;
  • Advocates are expected to be in sober attire. While formal court attire is not expected, but is optional (without a gown) and no enquiries as to what constitutes 'sober attire' will be entertained by the court.
  • There are no 'fixed times' for listed matters and they will be taken serially like a regular court hearing. 

Further, the hosts and co-hosts have been authorized to remove without notice or warning any persons who violate these conditions.

The cause list for Justice GS Patel's court tomorrow is attached with the press note below.

Read Press Note

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